Beach Festivals

Plugging Brighton Festival yesterday put us in the mood to root out more beach-bound events. See below for our pick of the best seaside festivals in the UK...

Beach Break Live
Beautiful sandy beaches set off this boutique festival nicely. Expect Vampire Weekend, Calvin Harris, Plan B and Ellie Goulding up on stage playing to a 17,000 strong crowd. Jun 14-18, Pembrey Country Park, South Wales. www.beachbreaklive.com

T4 On The Beach,
Steve Jones, Rick Edwards, Miquita Oliver et al roll in with an entourage of acts for this annual shindig. This year sees Chipmunk, Pixie Lott, Scouting For Girls, JLS and N-Dubz among the mainstream line-up.
Jul 4, Weston Super Mare, Somerset. www.channel4.com

Relentless Boardmasters Beach Sessions
This mini fest plays out from a beach bar overlooking the gorgeous Fistral Beach to a tiny crowd of 1000. Among the up-and-coming acts, keep your ears peeled for Chase & Status, Tinie Tempah, Seasick Steve and Newton Faulkner.
Aug 4-8, Newquay, Cornwall. www.boardmasters.co.uk

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Clayton Truscott

Clayton Truscott

Clayton is a comfortable traveller, having grown up in a small city that was far away from everything. He spent lots of time in the car as a child, driving up and down the coast of South Africa on surfing trips with his family. After studying abroad in the United States and spending a year working in London, he moved to Cape Town, where he completed a Master's Degree in Creative Writing. He now works as a freelance writer for various travel, surfing and action sports publications.